Hua Hin: A Nostalgic Experience

Friday, March 24, 2017

It's been a while since I really shared my travel experience. I feel like I've been relying on photo diaries more often than I should. So I'll try my best to tell you and remember as much as I can (thanks for pushing and nudging me, Rach).

Our second day in Thailand was spent in a place called Hua Hin. It was once a quiet fishing village and then eventually became a seaside resort to many when the royal family started building their summer palaces in the area. It's a 2-hour ride away from Bangkok by land and it's known for its azure waters. I discovered this place through my sisters. I forgot to mention that they tagged along and I met up with them after my trip with Virus was over. Anyway, it was one of the suggested places when we were asked what we can add to our itinerary. Since we'll be only having a day trip, our plans were limited to visiting the Hua Hin Railway Station, Hua Hin Beach, Plearnwan, and the outlets.
Our first stop was considered the most beautiful station in Thailand: the Hua Hin Railway Station. It's the perfect spot to take your #ootds or souvenir photos. You can choose from the train display with lovely flowers surrounding it, the gorgeous architecture of the station, or the cerulean blue sky as your backdrop. I can't help but think that the train tracks promised all its visitors endless possibilities and adventures.





During that time, we were also working on one of the Virus Challenges in which we had to take photos as a group as much as we can.
Our second stop was supposed to be the Hua Hin beach. It was just 10-20 minutes away from the station plus it's free for everyone. We walked and followed our guide towards the beach. It was scorching hot that day and it was not helping that we were also starving. But we just walked our way towards the beach but most of us decided not to push through with it. Personally speaking, I felt like it was not a place I wanted to visit and stay at. It also didn't help that there was a foul stench at the entrance of the beach. It made our stomach turn even more. Putrid scent + hunger = not a good combo. We couldn't take it any longer and we were desperate for food so we ended up eating at McDonald's. We had to wait for everyone before we could transfer to our third stop.
Next was PlearnWan. It's a play on words that means "Play & Learn" (Plearn), combined with the Thai word, Wan, which means "yesterday". It is a rustic venue for art, food, culture, and history. Aside from that, it mainly supports local.
It was a sight to see. You'll be amazed at how every shop was interestingly put together to commit to the vintage theme. There were numerous fashion, art, and food stalls to choose from. To be honest, it was quite overwhelming that I wasn't sure which to try and what to buy.




But I made sure to get one of these cups. Each carries different birthdays and their matching traits. Good thing, I bought one because my whole family got theirs as well.



It was really a nice place to explore--different from the usual hustle and bustle of the city. Plus, it's a must-visit for all art enthusiasts and for those who want to have a mini food trip in the area.
As for the last stop, we went to the outlets to shop. I hardly bought any and rested more than I should, but I made sure that we were able to explore every corner.

That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this entry!

Love lots, xx

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